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Wallace Falls Trail

Gold Bar, WA

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Wallace Falls Trail is a 5 mile (6 if you go all the way up) out and back trail located near Gold Bar, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Lime Kiln
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15 Completed 1 Reviews

Great, easy hike to get the family moving after the long winter. I took 3 of my kids...15, 10, & 6yrs old, we arrived at the trailhead around 2pm (I was pleasantly surprised to see local police there patrolling the parking lot). We got the the end if the trail around 5pm, we stopped a lot for pictures & exploring. I was worried about sunset so we set a nice pace & made it back to the trailhead by 6:15...7 miles was a lot for my 6year old as it's mostly (a slight) uphill the whole way back. He made it though! With more time, it would have been a nice relaxing walk in the woods!
Trail is "closed for all activity" after about 2miles in, but we went ahead anyway, as did many others... Only slight washouts in a few places along the trail.

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Heather Lake Trail
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11 Completed 7 Reviews

Got to the trailhead at noon and about 4 cars in the lot. Not bad for how nice it was today! First time for me on this one and I will definitively will be going back again soon. Easy drive there and the trail was in great condition. A little snow towards the end and at the lake but its very well packed. I saw just a couple mosquitoes which is a reminder to get up here soon before they take over!

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Heather Lake Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The gravel road to the trailhead requires some careful maneuving around deep potholes. There was plenty of parking given it was a Wednesday. I made 3/4 of the way up, but decided to turn back once I encountered deep snow. Its easy to lose track of the trail with snow. Its an uphill slippery climb most of the way. Ive heard the lake is beautiful, so I might try this again during the summer.

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Lime Kiln
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I have seen accounts recently (Fall and early Winter 2013) on WTA site that people were getting their cars broken into and when the police were called they would not come as it was such an ongoing problem. The trail head is very near Granite Falls, i.e. easy for thieves, so be aware of this problem if you go.

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Heather Lake Trail
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6 Completed 5 Reviews

Did this hike about a month ago. It was pretty rainy and much of the trail was like a creek. Not too bad. Kind of fun when you bring your waterproof boots. It was though towards the top! It snowed a few days before. It was still pretty snowy and icy. However the pay off is great. Heather lake is beautiful. Even in the snow and it was iced over. Even some huge ice cycles way up the wall. Will do again during the summer.

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Mount Pilchuck Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

nice hike were you can see the sound and mountains have been up 3 times

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Mount Pilchuck Trail
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15 Completed 14 Reviews

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Mount Pilchuck Trail
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44 Completed 3 Reviews

Definitely my favorite hike/snowshoes during summer/winter. Awesome 360 view up top with a look out..Nothing comes close!

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Ashland Lakes Trail
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11 Completed 7 Reviews

Just got doing this hike in the winter and was awesome ! The roads up there were a little snowy so we had to wqlk a little to get to the trailhead. Nice hike with running water on the trail but made it more fun. we went to beaver plant lake aswell. Did not need snowshoes but definitely could bring them if you like to use them ! Would recommend thia hike soon if you can get up there .

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Big Four Ice Caves Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

We LOVED this hike! Great for the family - including little ones. You can even take a stroller if you wish to do so. Take a picnic and you can sit on the rocks near the caves.

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